Providing culturally safe, individualised, compassionate, and caring services to improve the quality of life for the older people
Pennwood Aged Care Services is a not-for-profit organisation and is owned and operated by The Serbian Community Welfare Association of South Australia Inc (SCWASA).
Pennwood Aged Care is the only aged care provider in South Australia that caters specifically to people of Serbian background. With delicious European meals cooked on site, staff who speak the language and multicultural television channels available in every room, we pride ourselves on being South Australia’s leading culturally specific aged care provider.
Our services are not limited to people from a Serbian background. People from all backgrounds, religions and cultures are welcome at Pennwood.
Pennington Aged Care Village was built in May 1993 and housed 40 residents offering mainly low-level government funded care.
Aged Care Village was re-branded Pennwood Village in 2010
In 2011 a new wing was opened, bringing our service to a total of 60 residential aged care places
In December 2013 Pennwood was granted approval to provide home care to 35 older people in the western suburbs and Pennwood Home Care was born
In 2019, Pennwood Village expanded yet again with the addition of two new houses, bringing us to our current total of 80 beds. The 2 new houses are used to provide the Transitional Care Program (TCP) in partnership with SA Health
Older people are now receiving home care services via Pennwood Home Care
Pennwood aged care services strives to achieve excellence in culturally sensitive quality aged care and is committed to providing high quality individualised services addressing cultural, spiritual and linguistic needs.
Pennwood Aged Care Services’ vision is to ensure the services we provide are culturally safe, individualised, compassionate and caring to improve the quality of life for our consumers, and that our staff are supported and valued for their contribution to improving older peoples’ wellbeing.
Pennwood Aged Care Services is governed by a Board of Directors composed of caring members of the Serbian Community, with diverse experience in life and industry that oversee all operations of Pennwood Aged Care Services. The Board of Directors work in conjunction with the Chief Executive Officer to ensure we maintain our high quality standards and meet all regulatory requirements.
Qualified nursing staff are present 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to provide quality person-centred care for all residents and clients of Pennwood. We have both registered and enrolled nurses as well as qualified personal care workers (Certificate III, at a minimum).
Pennwood Village is committed to appointing, sustaining and developing staff in sufficient numbers and with the attributes, skills, qualifications and knowledge to do their jobs effectively. We are committed to ensuring staff can communicate effectively, can build positive relationships with residents and have a focus on person-centred care.
We encourage staff to study to gain further qualifications and we have successfully supported many of our staff members to become enrolled or registered nurses over the years.
Our committed Chief Executive Officer reports directly to the Board of Directors and leads a large team of caring clinical and non-clinical staff. Our dedicated team keeps Pennwood Aged Care Service’s excellent reputation strong in the community as we continually provide the best possible service to all of our residents and clients.